2 Corinthians 4:7 states that “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” What does this verse mean for the Christian?
A clay jar serves a purpose. While it is not as pretty as other types of jars or vessels, it can still hold precious things, and it can be of use. The light and the great treasure that this verse mentions is the gospel message of Jesus Christ. We are those jars of clay. God has chosen to place His precious treasure of the salvation message into ordinary vessels like you and me. We do not have to look a certain way or have a certain status for Him to use us. We just have to be willing.
However, we are still fragile jars of clay. We bear the greatest message ever and must protect ourselves from the enemy so that we can shine the gospel through us. He will attempt to destroy us, so we must always look to the Lord so He will protect us. If you have been broken or feel broken, you can still bear the message of Christ. Even a broken pot can be beautiful when you place a light inside of it and let the light shine through the cracks. All it takes is a willing spirit.